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Our Photo and Video compare tools now feature real digicams

20 June, 2011 | Read the news | Post your comment
Our Photo and Video compare tools now feature real digicams - read the full textEver wondered how the Nokia N8 compares to a Canon 5D MkII? Well, we just finished adding this and other juicy reference digicams to our photo and video compare tools so you can get a better idea how a certain phone or tablet pits against a real, full-time camera in terms of image quality. As...


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i haven't seen a phone that much beautiful...........

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  • 2011-06-22 04:48
  • u1w4

How have you recorded these videos in stereo sound mode? I see only mono audio on all my records with i9000.

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  • 2011-06-21 11:09
  • jhHN

Yes. My Nikon s9100 with 18X optical zoom can fit easily into my pocket.
Mobile phones are not killing compact cameras because new cameras offer new features that phones do not have:
Such as:
Long zooms in a slim compact shape.
Optical image stabalizers.
Proper flashs
Fast response times.

A few years ago compact cameras were in trouble, when phones developed better screens. Now cameras are catching up.

Having a powerful flash on a phone will soon drain your battery. with a camera you only switch it on when you want to use it. A phone needs to be on all the time.

The phones that are dead are the single focal length cheapos.

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  • 2011-06-21 11:01
  • 39xZ

Nice , I really love all the updates to the site in the last year or so, GsmArena keeps getting better and better. Good Job Guys, and keep up the good work.. and the updates :D !

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  • 2011-06-21 07:23
  • 0Umm

another excellent work from u, gsmarena. thanks gsmarena.

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  • 2011-06-21 07:14
  • PS6t

Not a good comparison, you should have picked a dslr with the same megapixels as the phones.

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  • 2011-06-21 06:26
  • v0qT

Great job gsmarena.
The best website for mobile phones.

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  • 2011-06-21 05:25
  • U@TG

> In reply to r 3 b 3 l @ 2011-06-20 21:06 from 0nNt - click to readYes I can put my nikon 18X zoom in my pocket. Do your homework. And I can still carry my android phone.

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  • 2011-06-21 04:24
  • 3Jn}

"Mobile phones are really taking some of the digicam's bread and butter. The only ones that still stand their grounds are the professional DSLRs, or are they? Now you can verify that for yourselves. And yes, you will be surprised. Knock yourselves out!"

If people buy DSLR to use as a point-shoot camera, maybe mobile phones can get 25% close to them.

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  • 2011-06-21 01:18
  • LpII


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  • 2011-06-20 23:35
  • 0y%a

see the chicks face in the second pic. n8 kinda blurry canon looks gr8, and arc make it look ugly! my n8 is king!

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  • 2011-06-20 21:50
  • LrDY

I want to thank all of you guys. I read a lot of tech-news in different sites. In the smartphone field, only you, gsmarena, provide this kind of informations. I've seen photo compare tools like yours only at where dsrl cameras are reviewed!
I like your way of providing infos: you avoid copying and pasting bunch of news like someone else while you'd rather create news with your scientific and interesting work. Please continue in this way.

Ps: i'd love a better and deeper interpretation and explanation of numbers in smartphone's audio tests,i.e. how to benefit from these data (for instance how much "1dB less of noise level" would effect the audio in my ears? or am I able to notice the difference between "+0.05, -0.34" and "+0.04, -0.09" in frequency response? or what happens with headphones attached?...and so on...). I stress the fact that I'm an engineer so I kwow what 1dB means but I don't know the final effects in my ears. You have to write more about audio data interpretation even though, like a scientist, you prefer let the numbers speak instead of you...Thank you for reading me and my bad italian english. ;)

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  • 2011-06-20 21:17
  • 3ke{

> In reply to Ludwik @ 2011-06-20 20:34 from 3Jn} - click to readCan you put your nikon s910 in your pocket?

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  • 2011-06-20 21:06
  • 0nNt

Cool! If canon makes mobile phones...

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  • 2011-06-20 20:47
  • m4tN

In the color poster point to the B&W boat picture the nokia n8 and dslr you can clearly read restaurant but the sony ericsson arc just lol!!n8 is still king of camera phone!!

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  • 2011-06-20 20:43
  • Nv1V

excellent idea. thanks a lot. this is what I have been waiting for since a long time ago. great job. well done gsmarena.

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  • 2011-06-20 20:38
  • IwkK

Forget the cams. The blonde chick on the right looks so cute! XD

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  • 2011-06-20 20:37
  • kJX3

Phones are still missing proper optical zooms.
My nikon s9100 has an 18X optical zoom.
No phone can compete.

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  • 2011-06-20 20:34
  • 3Jn}

so actualy, is better to a N8 for photos rather than a 5D mark ii. i will have in mind...

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  • 2011-06-20 20:32
  • 00Ys

Next to the cannon in low light, the HTC and samsumg shots look like they have been exposed to radiation lol

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  • 2011-06-20 20:31
  • 0nNt

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